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XS Imperial India Pale Ale | Rogue Ales

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XS Imperial India Pale AleXS Imperial India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alias: "I2PA"

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two-row Pipkin Pale.
Hops: Saaz, Cascade & Northwest Golding.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

20º PLATO
74 IBU
75 AA
13º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,872
Reviews:
770
Ratings:
1,253
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
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3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey_L
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stcules
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clean copper apperance, one finger of not so beautiful off-white foam.
Smell. Well. Hop.
Malt, caramel, hop. Challenging. American hops, with a lot of resinous.
In the taste a lot of malt and caramel, then an intense hop, grapefruit and piney.
A lot of piney in the aftertaste too.
Then tangerine, citric, and floral notes (some geraniol).
Long, long hoppy aftertaste. Pine, tangerine.
Good easy beer...

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pete_Vatistas
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite imperial IPA. This is NOT a beer to have with your meal, as it should be savored all by itself. I was fortunate to have it served on tap at The Strange Brew in Manchester NH, but alas, it is only distributed in bottles now. If you like full bodied, medium malt, heavily hopped and complex big bears, this should be on your bucket list. Cheers!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mixture of gold and amber in the appearance, small 1/3" white head. Aroma is lots of pine and citrus, orange.

Big bitter c hops all up in the taste, its one of those 100+ ibu type of ipas. The alcohol is big but not overpowering, you just gotta show it some respect. Really comes out as it warms.

Its a sticky resinous, kind of viscous kind of ipa, the mixture of Cascades with some Saaz type of hops is interesting, but ultimately seems like they just went big without any fine touches on this one.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 750ml ceramic and wingtop bottle with no bottled on or best by date. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy amber orange copper colour with a one finger dark-ish cream coloured head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malts with juicy orange, tangerine, grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Much like the aroma, sweet citrus tangerine and orange, some light caramel followed by bitter grapefruit pith and pine. The finish is a nice lasting citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: This was a pretty good Double IPA with a good balance between sweet and bitter. A little more carbonation would have been good, but nonetheless still nice.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrMustard2012
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of toadsmoto
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Powers30
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pizznaw
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like this beer beer than any other I've tasted!

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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XS Imperial India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 1,253 ratings
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